Two Planes in ONE!
Every once in a while, a new product comes along that forces us to look at things in a different light. The standard has been re-imagined into something new, or a new spin has been incorporated into a type of aircraft at which we may not otherwise take a second look. VMAR has done just this, in the form of their new Picanto Alpha 2-in-1 trainer system. Yes, this airplane is two airplanes in one! With no extra accessories to purchase, you can go straight from learning to fly, to your first low wing plane, to learning aerobatics. VMAR has also included a few other tricks up their sleeves that will leave you guessing as to what they bring out next… Interested? Read on!
Wingspan: 64.7 in (1644 mm)
Wing Area: 674 sq in (43.5 sq dm)
Length: 49.2 in (1250 mm)
Weight: 5-6 lbs (2.4-2.7 kg)
.40-.46 (6.5-7.5 cc) 2-Stroke
.48-.70 (7.5- 12 cc) 4-Stroke
700-1000 Watt Brushless Motor
4-Channel Transmitter (minimum)
4-Channel Receiver (minimum)
4 Standard Servos (Electric)
5 Standard Servos (Glow)
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The assembly went well, and it flew great in both configurations! I like the looks of the plane – the bright colors make orientation while flying easy. The Alpha really looks like two different planes when in the high or low wing configuration. I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical of the Alpha when it first arrived – the two piece fuselage, and the quick connects on the pushrods seemed odd to me, but you know what? They worked – and they worked very well! VMAR has done a great job on the Picanto Alpha, and I can see this being a ‘go-to’ plane for lots of beginners! Well done, VMAR!